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Care of the plant Adromischus marianiae Herrei or Cotyledon herrei.

Care of the plant Adromischus marianiae Herrei or Cotyledon herrei

The Adromischus genus, family Crassulaceae, includes about 30 species of succulent plants native to South Africa. Some species are: Adromischus marianiae Herrei, Adromischus schuldtianus, Adromischus cooperi, Adromischus mammillaris, Adromischus triflorus, Adromischus cristatus, Adromischus caryophyllaceus.

Scientific synonym: Cotyledon herrei. It is a cultivar of the species Adromischus marianiae.

They are small, slow-growing, highly branched succulent shrubs that reach 10 cm in height. The curious, fleshy leaves look like dried raisins and can be green with reddish and purple hues. They produce small green flowers with red hues above the leaves.

They are used in pots as indoor, greenhouse, balcony or terrace plants and to create mini succulent gardens in planters. Indoors they need good ventilation.

Adromischus herrei grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. It is better not to expose them to frost.

The soil can be a mixture, in the same proportions, of coarse siliceous sand and leaf mulch or a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents.

Water in spring, summer and fall moderately waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. In winter water once a month at most.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are plants sensitive to excess humidity; if the ventilation is not correct they can be attacked by mealybugs.

They are propagated by leaf cuttings in spring or fall.

Images of the plant Adromischus marianiae Herrei or Cotyledon herrei

Adromischus marianiae Herrei
Adromischus marianiae Herrei
Adromischus marianiae Herrei
Adromischus marianiae
Adromischus marianiae
 

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